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S.Res. 543: A resolution to express the sense of the Senate on international parental child abduction. Read More

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This simple resolution passed on Dec 4, 2012. That is the end of the legislative process for a simple resolution.

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RESOLUTION

To express the sense of the Senate on international parental child abduction.

Whereas international parental child abduction is a tragic and common occurrence; Whereas the abduction of a child by one parent is a heartbreaking loss for the left-behind parent and deprives the child of a relationship with 2 loving parents; Whereas, according to the Report on Compliance with the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction of the United States Department of State from April 2010, research shows that abducted children are at risk of significant short- and long-term problems, including ``anxiety, eating problems, nightmares, mood swings, sleep disturbances, [and] aggressive behavior''; Whereas, according to that report, left-behind parents may also experience substantial psychological and emotional issues, including feelings of ``betrayal, sadness over the loss of their children or the end of their marriage, anger toward the other parent, anxiety, sleeplessness, and severe depression'', as well as financial strain while fighting for the return of a child; Whereas, since 1988, the United States, which has a treaty relationship under the Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction, done at The Hague October 25, 1980 (TIAS 11670) (referred to in this preamble as the ``Hague Abduction Convention'') with 69 other countries, has agreed with its treaty partners to follow the terms of the Hague Abduction Convention; Whereas the Hague Abduction Convention provides a legal framework for securing the prompt return of wrongfully removed or retained children to the countries of their habitual residence where...

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Bill Summary

S.Res. 543: A resolution to express the sense of the Senate on international parental child abduction.

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